I know that many of you POCO (post-collegiate) guys have been chomping at the bit to read an actual rule book meant for adults (sarcasm intended). Well, US Lacrosse released an “adult” rule book including modified NCAA rules, along with a few other changes that make it more relaxed. For example, no one cares about stringing or tape rules, you are an adult, if you can handle the checks of frustrated grown men who can’t get the ball out of…
Mike Wardian has what it takes to be a champion – he had it as an attackman in 1992, and still does as ranked ultra marathon runner today.
I’m beginning to see this style shooting string pop up everywhere now, often at youth practices, and usually in neon colors for some reason… But I couldn’t ignore it any longer, especially now that our boy Ratzke hooked us up with a tutorial and in depth explanation on how it works. I decided to try this out in my gamer. I’m tired of seeing these things in mesh, why not use it in a traditional too?
Major League Lacrosse announced today that South Florida is officially getting an MLL team for 2014. The speculation surrounding this move existed before the 2012 all-star game was played in Boca Raton, but that event, along subsequent successful events, cemented the league’s move to the Sunshine State.
This week’s Tweet of the Week is brought to you by Coach Peter Tumbas through his club program, American Revolution LC, and it’s a reminder that fundamentals are vital to success.
The LXM travels to Tucson, AZ this weekend with Team STX holding a formidable 5-2 lead in the 13 game series. Maverik United needs to win 5 of the next six games to come out on top, but as each and every LXM game has been competitive this year, it’s not out of the question. With a veteran defense that continues to come together, and an offense that is learning how to hang on late in games, it’s clear that Mav has what it takes to win. In Tucson, they really have to.
I spoke about the USCLA a couple of weeks ago, and I’m not sure that the true excellence of the game got through in my post. Thankfully, the fine fellas over at LaxSchool loaded up a video from 1999 featuring Duke Tobay LC and the Commonwealth/Brine Outlaws. Duke played in the Empire Division, and Brine was usually the top dog in the Yankee Division.
Please welcome Jamie Plunkett back to LAS! Jamie is living in Germany, and runs the Deutschland Adler Lacrosse Club. He has also been selected as a coach for the Polish National team, and was in Poland last week to help select their final team for Denver 2014. Check out Jamie’s update on Poland Lacrosse below!
We got wind of a really interesting international game that is being brewed up in England, which will feature local development officers from the US taking on members of the English National Team. The event is being organized by two former NCAA D3 players. Below you can see an article by Stephanie McNesby, which explains the game in more detail!
Welcome to another mobile game review! Over the Summer we took a look at Brine Hotshot, and today we have a similar game: Flick Lacrosse LITE from Crosse Studios. In this game, there is only one level, no extra gear, and no in-game leader boards…but in the end it turns out to be the the more fun game when you just pick up and play. How is that possible you ask? Read on to find out!
Please welcome Josh Potter back to LAS! Josh loves playing and coaching lacrosse, and I met him for the first time in Prague two years ago playing in the Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament. Josh is sharing his story of getting back into the game, and in a whole new way!
Grantland recently ran a feature video on Kevin Kelley and Pulaski Academy football team because of their “no punt” approach to the game. The team only does onside kick attempts, and always goes for it on fourth down. It’s not a tactic bred out of desperation or insanity either, instead it is born from mathematics, and a willingness to look at the game in a brand new way. Could this approach be useful in lacrosse?
Registration is now open for the second annual Saratoga Lacrosse Shootout. The 2014 Shootout features youth boys’ competition in grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and High School A and B divisions. We thought it would be a good idea to ask Rhino himself some questions about the 2014 version of the event, and of course, Ryan Powell obliged!
This week I thought I would mix it up a bit and throw together a top shooter tutorial.
I got a lot of positive feedback on last week’s photo tutorial so I’m sticking to it this week with a photo tutorial for a braided top shooting string. This shooter was introduced to me by the one and only Jeff Brunelle, and what I love about it is that the braided top shooter plays a lot like a dropped top string.
The Adrenaline High Rollers: SoCal recruiting event went down last weekend in Orange County, and ADRLN co-founder Scott Hochstadt snapped this awesome photo of a beautiful Southern California sunset.
Sergey Baklykov has been all over these Huarache spottings in the NFL! Here’s another one for Greg Toler – they’re his second pair of Breast Cancer Awareness Huarache 3s.
I met Brian Potter is Prague at the Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament, as were both playing for Love You To Death. Potter has been over in Europe for a while now, and he has been doing clinics and helping to spread the game in a number of different countries already. Now he is involved with Koolton Lacrosse, and in the interview below he will tell you a lot more about this new European lacrosse brand.
I’m pretty sure this will never become super popular amongst college players or coaches, but for the kids who really hone their F/O craft, it’s impressive, and adds another level of challenge to winning a draw. This time around it’s Kieran Lee, a 2015 player out of Pine River HS in New York. Like Stephen Cuccurullo, Lee is also a FoGolax.net product.
To close out your Monday, we’re coming through with a great new reggae-rock album by Georgia’s own Passafire. This band formed back in 2003 when a bunch of college kids got together and started experimenting with their sound, which has evolved into something on the edgier side of that chill alternative beach sound.
Dear LaxAllStars.com reader, Below is a copy of last week’s Weekly Draw email newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers on Friday, November 15th. To receive the Weekly Draw at its time of publication, please sign up here. Thanks, and Grow The Game! – The LAS Team Today we’re excited to launch a brand new contest sponsored by Maverik and Cascade Lacrosse. But first, let’s take a look at 3 ways you can grow the game right now, shall we? 1)…